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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Senior Staff Accountant in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

About Our Company

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. , based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. C&S Wholesale Grocers is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Position Overview

Lead the accounting, analysis and review of “vendor incentives” (a particular type of vendor discount, which contributes to the “Gross Margin” section of the C&S P&L) with procurement business partners. Execute GAAP compliant accounting and controls for incentives and provide support to business partners in budget development and management.

Job Description

Description

  • Coordinate with Procurement business partners, provide historical data and future projections to assist in development of incentives budgets and forecasts, by division and product line

  • Provide final budgets and forecasts to Weekly P&L team

  • Prepare mid-period and post audit projections and analysis for Procurement partners

  • Coordinate the preparation of monthly, and quarterly incentives reporting and analysis by vendor

  • Review weekly accrual entries estimating weekly vendor incentives for accuracy and reasonableness

  • Perform variance analysis to confirm accruals are correct

  • Lead research of variances between accruals and actual receivables

  • Perform analysis to identify primary drivers of discrepancies and communicate to Procurement

  • Account for incentives activity by product lines and division, produce trending analysis to support Procurement

  • Review journal entries to accurately reflect activity for the period including monthly and quarterly incentives receivable

  • Analyze assigned P&L and Balance Sheet accounts to ensure reasonableness and accuracy

  • Review incentive billings by vendor with procurement team to ensure accuracy

  • Prepare ad hoc analysis for Procurement as required

  • Prepare incentives balance sheet reconciliations and propose appropriate adjusting journal entries

  • Ensure procedures and controls are adhered to and comply with accounting policies

  • Document all procedures

  • Ensure GAAP accounting principles are applied

  • Assist with onboarding/training new staff accountants

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance or a related field required

  • Minimum of two years of applicable experience, including understanding key accounting principles

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Excel; experience with financial systems and software (e.g. GL package, Financial reporting system) preferred

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree - Accounting

Shift

1st Shift (United States of America)

Company

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

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